Chinese / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Relate prior knowledge of character form and function to infer information about the sound and meaning of unfamiliar characters (ACLCHU075)

Elaborations
  • identifying familiar components and characters in different fonts and handwriting, including calligraphy and cursive forms of handwriting
  • describing orthographic features of new characters encountered, including the structure, sequence and relationship of components, and explaining connections evident between form, sound and meaning
  • recognising that characters may have multiple sounds (i.e. 多音字) and multiple meanings
  • identifying the meanings of abbreviations, and analysing examples of abbreviations alongside their original forms to identify the ways in which abbreviations are formed in Chinese
  • examining and explaining the relationships between characters and word meanings when encountering new vocabulary
  • recognising commonly seen prefixes and suffixes (including 老,子,儿) and identifying the functions of the words
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Morphemes,  Chinese languages,  Chinese characters

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